Home to more than 68,000 veterans regionally and 21,859 in Augusta alone, Richmond County could also become the eternal resting place for many of them.
Augusta becoming home to Georgia’s third state-run veterans cemetery, the time-frame of a downtown parking management proposal and how best to address blighted Regency Mall are all up for discussion by Augusta Commission committees Tuesday.
Call it a tale of two tourists. One books three nights at an Augusta hotel; the other rents a local home advertised online through Airbnb.
Two finalists in the Greater Augusta Arts Council gateway sculpture competition were unveiled to the public which was invited to comment, and the public responded by saying, “Put the veils back on.”
The Monitoring Association estimates the program speeds up police, fire and medical alarm incident response times by 2 to 5 minutes.
Sheriff Richard Roundtree said the $35,790 grant for his department will be used to buy GPS tracking equipment, covert cameras and more mobile fingerprint scanners.
Augusta officials approved rezoning more than 38 acres of mostly vacant Augusta National Golf Club-owned property along Washington Road for future development.
The Augusta Commission put a 30-day hold on a gateway art project Tuesday after many in the public rejected both of the proposed designs.
The Augusta Economic Development Authority on Thursday approved spending up to $250,000 to build a road to the proposed Topgolf entertainment center at the Village at Riverwatch.
Protest against rezoning 613 Johns Road is expected at Tuesday’s Augusta Commission meeting and at least one person is scheduled to address the commission about the issue.